• Are the Admiral Scheer and Graf Spee considered battleships for the sake of game play? Or more historically a battlecruiser. I know that on the card it reads crusier. Yet in the back it says pocket battleship. Which is it?

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    Doesn’t really matter for game play. The only things that count are the point cost to your force and the unit’s stats. If there is some unit special ability referencing cruiser, battleship or similar it only matters what it is called on the side of the unit card with the stats. Whether or not that label is historically precise.

    The ‘lore’ on the back of the card has no impact on gameplay.


  • Right on Frimmel. Thanks for replying. We have been setting up our builds where each Capital ship requires one cruiser and two destroyers.

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    @rockstalin:

    Right on Frimmel. Thanks for replying. We have been setting up our builds where each Capital ship requires one cruiser and two destroyers.

    Well if you are house ruling stuff, you are free to give more credence to the ‘lore’ and make whatever determinations you see fit as to whether a ship is a Capital ship or not.

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    Graf Spee and Adm. Scheer are both considered Cruisers for WaS. And all they were was Heavy cruisers IRL


  • @Deaths:

    Graf Spee and Adm. Scheer are both considered Cruisers for WaS. And all they were was Heavy cruisers IRL

    The fact the classification on the card states “Ship - Cruiser” does make a difference in gameplay since some special abilities only apply to cruisers. Also, since they are not classed in the game as Battleships, you would not be able to use special abilities with negative or positive impacts on battleships.


  • I consider them the last Armored Cruisers built.  They are, in many ways, a 1920s/30s version of the pre WW1 Armored cruiser.  So consider them a cruiser, tho a slightly slower, but better armed one; classic armored cruiser.  8-)

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